Bill would reject daylight saving time

Nebraska would reject daylight saving time in favor of standard time under a bill heard by the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Jan. 20.

LB101, introduced by Ogallala Sen. Ken Schilz, would delete statute defining when daylight saving time is active each year. It also would declare the state’s decision to no longer observe daylight saving time and adjust election polling hours to ignore daylight saving time.

The federal Uniform Time Act of 1966 allows states to opt out of daylight saving time.

Schilz said the bill would be beneficial for people who must keep consistent schedules, such as diabetics. He said two states, Arizona and Hawaii, have opted out of daylight saving time.

The committee took no immediate action on the bill.

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